DEFENSE AND SPACE
Terran Orbital | July 01, 2022
Terran Orbital Corporation a global leader in satellite solutions, primarily serving the United States aerospace and defense industry, today announced its Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator 3 satellite has completed bus commissioning with all health and status checkouts nominal.
Terran Orbital designed and built the PTD-3 satellite in support of NASA’s PTD series of missions. The missions will test the operation of a variety of novel small satellite technologies in low-Earth orbit while providing significant enhancements to performance. The successful demonstration of new subsystem technologies throughout multiple planned PTD missions will increase small spacecraft capabilities to enable future exploration missions and science.
PTD-3 carries the TeraByte InfraRed Delivery payload developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory and managed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Funding for the TBIRD technology payload is provided by NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program in the Space Operations Mission Directorate. NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Small Spacecraft Technology program provides funding for the spacecraft, payload integration, mission operations, and launch. The PTD-3 spacecraft will demonstrate a space-to-ground data transfer capability at orders of magnitude faster than previously demonstrated technologies – opening doors to large volume data communications and data accessibility for advanced space exploration while delivering multiple terabytes of data per day to a single ground station.
The PTD series of missions each utilize a commercial spacecraft bus and avionics developed by Terran Orbital. This spacecraft platform easily accommodates a variety of mission payloads, while leveraging the production efficiency and flight heritage of a proven satellite bus. Terran Orbital also serves as the payload integrator for the PTD missions and performs on-orbit mission operations from the Terran Orbital Mission Operations Center in Irvine, CA.
“Terran Orbital is extremely proud PTD-3 bus commissioning was completed mere days after reaching orbit. The technologies featured in PTD-3 will greatly benefit the ways we measure and observe activity on Earth and how we communicate that data. Creating the technology and satellite capabilities that fuel NASA’s PTD missions is an absolute privilege. Terran Orbital looks forward to continuing our on-orbit operations of PTD-3 and designing, building, integrating, and operating the additional upcoming PTD satellites.”
Terran Orbital Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer Marc Bell
About Terran Orbital
Terran Orbital is a leading manufacturer of small satellites primarily serving the United States and Allied aerospace and defense industries. Terran Orbital provides end-to-end satellite solutions by combining satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations, and on-orbit support to meet the needs of the most demanding military, civil, and commercial customers.
DEFENSE AND SPACE
Ansys | July 12, 2022
Ansys' industry-leading simulation solutions support digital transformation within the aerospace and defense industry by equipping civilian and military sectors to face unprecedented challenges with speed, agility, and predictive accuracy. At the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow from July 18-22 in Hampshire, England, Ansys will highlight how simulation enables innovative, cost-efficient, and smarter solutions.
Alongside nearly 1,500 exhibitors at Farnborough International Airshow, Ansys will illuminate how its comprehensive simulation portfolio propels the A&D industry forward in both fundamental and emerging areas of engineering, while reducing physical prototyping costs, design errors, and risk. Experts will demonstrate the benefits of simulation through safe and sustainable aviation, strategic defense capabilities, the future of passenger travel, next-generation space exploration, and workforce advancement with expert training and onboarding initiatives.
With physics-based software equipped for fluids, electronics, digital mission engineering, and more, A&D companies throughout the world use Ansys to engineer better, faster, and cleaner solutions from developing hypersonic defense technology and electromagnetic spectrum resilience to energy-efficient hydrogen propulsion systems.
"At Electroflight, Ansys' simulation enabled our engineers to optimize a 425kg battery pack to operate with 90% energy efficiency through structural analyses, thermal management, and best-choice materials selection. By integrating Ansys' multiphysics simulation solutions in this way, we continue to develop efficient and sustainable aircraft by balancing energy consumption, propulsion, and lift."
Douglas Campbell, technical director at Electroflight
Ansys' materials properties database and selection tools support efficiency by enabling the selection of sustainable materials from the start of design. In addition to physics-based simulation solutions, Ansys supports aviation cybersecurity through reliable embedded control software that helps ensure safe and secure aircraft systems and decreases the risk of cyberattacks.
"Ansys is propelling digital transformation across the A&D industry by providing top-tier solutions that include simulation tools, advanced solvers, and purpose-built simulation process and data management that address a vast range of needs, including embedded software and digital mission engineering applications," said Walt Hearn, vice president of global sales and customer excellence at Ansys. "We are honored to participate in the Farnborough International Airshow to exhibit Ansys' world-class solutions so that more organizations can benefit from our leading technologies."
When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.
cbd aviation | September 07, 2022
CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today the delivery of one Airbus A320neo to Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of Türkiye. The transaction marks the introduction of the inaugural A320neo to the carrier’s fleet. “We are delighted to be leasing Turkish Airlines’ first A320neo, which will contribute toward growing and modernizing the carrier’s flight operations on both domestic and international routes,” stated Paul Boyle, CDB Aviation’s Head of Europe, the Middle East & Africa. “Introducing the A320neo marks a new step forward in the airline’s ongoing fleet modernization process.”
Levent Konukcu, Turkish Airlines’ Chief Investment and Technology Officer, commented: “As one of the world's leading airlines, supporting our successful and stable performance with new generation aircraft that we continue to include in our fleet brings us closer to our goals. We would like to thank our business partners, such as CDB Aviation, for their support in this direction.”
With the recently awarded IATA IEnvA Stage 2 certificate, which signifies the highest level of compliance with the IATA Environmental Assessment program, Turkish has become a pioneer among airlines in undertaking sustainability-focused projects for every stage of its flight and ground operations in recent years.
“With unprecedented reductions in fuel burn, emissions, and noise, the A320neo is among the most efficient and quietest aircraft for short- and medium-haul routes on the market today,The A320neo is well suited to support Turkish Airlines’ ambitious growth journey and contribute toward reaching its sustainability goals by lessening the environmental footprint of its flight operations.”
Peter Goodman, CDB Aviation’s Chief Commercial Officer
About CDB Aviation
CDB Aviation is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), a 36-year-old Chinese leasing company that is backed mainly by the China Development Bank. CDB Aviation is rated Investment Grade by Moody’s (A2), S&P Global (A), and Fitch (A+). China Development Bank is under the direct jurisdiction of the State Council of China and is the world’s largest development finance institution. It is also the largest Chinese bank for foreign investment and financing cooperation, long-term lending and bond issuance, enjoying Chinese sovereign credit rating.
CDB Leasing is the only leasing arm of the China Development Bank and a leading company in China’s leasing industry that has been engaged in aircraft, infrastructure, ship, commercial vehicle and construction machinery leasing and enjoys a Chinese sovereign credit rating. It took an important step in July 2016 to globalize and marketize its business.